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Cantona-Deschamps: a hatred since 1996 for “carrying water bottles”

first_imgA few days after Didier Deschamps gave his list of 23 for the 2016 European Championship that France played at home, Eric Cantona expressed suspicion of racism by questioning the motivations of the former Juventus to make the list on the occasion of two absences, those of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa.“Deschamps has a very French name. Perhaps he is the only one in France who has a really French name. No one in your family is mixed with anyone. Like the Mormons in America. I am not surprised that he used Benzema’s situation to avoid carrying it. Ben Arfa may be the best in France but it has certain origins. If Deschamps is racist? Maybe not, maybe yes. Something is certain, they are two of the best players in France, they will not be and they have roots from North Africa. The debate exists, “Cantona said.Deschamps denounced him and today, they will be seen in court as ‘King Eric’ is charged with defamation. “There is a line that cannot be crossed. And when you touch the family, it is unacceptable. I will go to the end,” the Frenchman promised and fulfilled.The origin of the disputeThe matter, according to L’Equipe in an extensive dossier, comes from afar. The most widespread theory, impossible to confirm by the French newspaper, is that Deschamps tried to convince Jaquet, the French coach, that Cantona, captain, was not summoned for the 1996 Eurocup. The reason: Eric’s kick to the Crystal Palace fan who uttered racist insults against himl. His intention, according to sources close to Cantona consulted by L’Equipe, was to be definitively done with the team’s costumes. A difficult version to give absolute truth that, according to other sources, also contrasts Cantona’s refusal to go when the coach asked him to play forward and not as a midfielder, since he wanted to. Be that as it may, Didier took the bracelet.After the European Championship, Cantona shot. The striker said in the Gazetta dello Sport before a Juventus-United that it was A player who was only worth “carrying water bottles” and someone who could do what he did you could find “in the corner of any street”.It wouldn’t be the last time I would talk about him. “Didier plays the monk, the moralizing monk, but he will end up falling into all the vices of the world,” he said that same month. L’Equipe states that Cantona always saw Deschamps as someone who moves well in the shadows of politics and who has bothered him deeply from his time in Marseille. There, L’Equipe puts the spotlight, when Tapie, president of the OM, threw the striker away from a charity match. This newspaper says that Cantona, already from Manchester, was up to date on the good relationship that Deschamps had with the top Marseilles president. Something that he did not like at all already in the late 80’s and that, over the years it went to more. Today, the dialectical battle between the two will reach the courts of Paris.last_img read more

Leicester stun Manchester City

first_imgLONDON (AP):With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why they really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May.From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7-4 favourites with several British bookmakers yesterday after going five points clear at the top.”I don’t believe in the bookmakers,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “The bookmakers at the beginning said Ranieri would be the first to be sacked. Then?”Then, Leicester went on to lose only two out of 25 league games and to close in on the most astonishing title challenge in the modern English game.City’s home loss to Leicester was compounded by Tottenham edging Watford 1-0 and replacing Manuel Pellegrini’s team in second place.Both games saw defenders scoring rare goals, with Kieran Trippier netting for the first time for Tottenham and Robert Huth claiming a double for Leicester.City conceded after only three minutes to Leicester, with Huth pouncing on the ball after Riyad Mahrez’s free kick bounced through the penalty area. Mahrez started the second half by powering a shot past goalkeeper Joe Hart before Huth netted again on the hour.City, whose Abu Dhabi investment fuelled 2012 and 2014 title triumphs, has now failed at six opportunities to beat any of the top six teams this season.”It was our chance at home to recover the lead in the table,” said Pellegrini, who is being replaced by Pep Guardiola at the end of the season. “We couldn’t do it and now we are six points behind Leicester.”Other results: Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2; Stoke 0 Everton 3; Aston Villa 2 Norwich 0; Newcastle 1 West Brom 0; Swansea 1 Crystal Palace 1; Southampton 1 West Ham 0.last_img read more

Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UE

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio scores two of his career-high 28 points against University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines trumped University of the East, 84-71, to record its second win in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons, after their humiliating 92-71 loss to Ateneo, bounced back to improve to 2-1 while the Red Warriors have yet to get to the winners’ circle slipping to 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Paul Desiderio finished with a career-high 28 points to go along 10 rebounds for UP in what was also his best game efficiency wise of the season after struggling mightily in the first two where he shot a combined 10-of-38 from the field for a total of 26 points.“It’s a big thing when Paul’s not getting his regular game and what a time for him to get his game back,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It was an all important game for us because we will be up against tough teams in the next few weeks so we need to get as many wins as we can.”The graduating guard led UP’s blistering third quarter where he fired 16 points, outscoring the entire UE team, which tallied only seven points in the pivotal period. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ibrahim Ouattara owned the paint for UP as he put up 14 points and grabbed 18 boards, seven off the offensive glass, while Jun Manzo added 10 points. Clark Derige led UE with 21 pints and nine rebounds. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Saunders retains title, stays on course to face Golovkin or Alvarez View commentslast_img read more

Game 3 hero SJ Belangel takes inspiration from Mike Nieto

first_imgMOST READ “I just trusted the ball to go in. I just tried to be composed every time,” he said as he finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and an assist for the Blue Eaglets, which came away with the 63-58 decision over the Bullpups for their 19th juniors’ championship.With the weight of the world out of his shoulders and now free to hoist the Season 80 trophy high and proud, Belangel could only thank Nieto for preparing his mind for those game-sealing buckets as he and his teammates join the long list of players who proudly represented and triumphed for Ateneo High in the UAAP wars.“It feels so great,” he said. “Like what kuya Mike said, it’s all worth it.”ADVERTISEMENT “Kuya Mike told me that once we win, all the memories from the start, the struggles that we had to endure, it will all feel great in the end,” he said.That fateful talk played repeatedly in Belangel’s head when he trooped to the foul line with 9.8 seconds remaining. Ateneo was holding on to a 60-58 lead and the shifty playmaker had a chance to seal the game for good.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Kai (Sotto), Joaqui (Manuel), Jason (Credo), and Dave (Ildefonso) were all telling me to finish the job. They were telling me to shoot both of my free throws so that we can just go down on defense and get this over with,” recounted Belangel.The first foul shot hit the backrim, but eventually found the bottom of the net as the blue side cheered in jubilation to make it a three-point game. That lifted the pressure off of Belangel as he cooly sank his second to put the nail in the coffin, 62-58. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SJ Belangel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the buildup to Game 3 of the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball Finals, Mike Nieto reminded SJ Belangel that all the struggles will be worth it.Ateneo was on the heels of blowing its chance for a perfect season after succumbing to National U, 70-67 last Tuesday, and the Blue Eaglets only had three days to refocus in hopes of replicating the success the Nietos did back in Season 77.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Coach Alas calls out Nabong for being ‘disrespectful’last_img read more

Home sales in region at 7-year low

first_imgHome sales continued withering across Southern California during January, but prices increased from year-ago levels in half of the region’s markets, an industry tracker said Wednesday. Last month 18,128 new and previously owned houses and condos changed owners, down 17.2 percent from January 2006 and off 25.1 percent from the previous month, said La Jolla-based DataQuick Information Systems. The monthly decline is normal for this time of year, the company said. January’s sales total is the lowest for the six-county area since 1998, the company said. There is an indication that the steep sales slide may be moderating, though. The year-over-year decline is the smallest percentage drop since sales fell 14.8 percent last May. And the total is close to the January average of 18,610 sales. The sales decline is not yet taking a crushing toll on prices, although appreciation is now in single digits. The median price, the point at which half the homes cost more and half less, increased an annual 5 percent, to $485,000. That’s just 1 percent under December’s record. “This is about as typical as you can get,” DataQuick analyst John Karevoll said of January’s numbers. “The sales counts are right in the average range, and the sales price is right around where it has been the last few months.” The report showed that: In Los Angeles County, sales fell 6.9 percent, to 6,805 transactions, and the median price increased an annual 6.1 percent, to $520,000. In Ventura County, sales fell 14.2 percent, to 689 transactions, and the median price dipped 6.5 percent, to $565,000. In Orange County, the median price remained unchanged from a year ago at $600,000, and sales fell 16.3 percent, to 2,400 transactions. Last month, buyers committed to an average mortgage payment of $2,263, up from $2,242 the previous month and up from $2,130 a year ago. Adjusted for inflation, current payments are 6.9 percent above typical payments in the spring of 1989, the peak of the prior real estate cycle. They are 6.1 percent below the current cycle’s peak last June. DataQuick reiterated that indications of market distress remain at a moderate level. Adjustable-rate financing is declining, and foreclosure activity is rising but is still in the normal range. Down-payment sizes are stable, and activity is down in flipping rates and nonowner-occupied buying. Robert Kleinhenz, deputy chief economist at the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors, said it is probably still too early to call the bottom of this current cycle, which began in the 2005 fourth quarter. “I think this is the first indication for 2007 that there is some stability in the market,” he said. And Los Angeles County continues to impress as the strongest component of an overall weak market. It had the second-smallest percentage sales decline and the biggest percentage price increase. “It is one of the most buoyant markets in terms of price anywhere in the state,” Kleinhenz said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Martinez backs Henry ‘to be great coach’ at Monaco

first_img0Shares0000Thierry Henry speaks with Belgium coach Roberto Martinez © AFP/File / Andy BUCHANANBRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 13 – Belgium boss Roberto Martinez on Friday backed his right-hand man Thierry Henry to become “a great coach” when the French World Cup winner takes over at Monaco.Former Arsenal star Henry became the odds-on favourite to succeed Leonardo Jardim who was sacked in midweek following a string of poor results that left Monaco languishing in 18th in French Ligue 1. As Henry stood on the touchline during Friday’s Belgium v Switzerland Nations League game in Brussels, the website of L’Equipe said the 1998 World Cup winner “has agreed” to a three-year deal with Monaco.Henry will “leave Belgium on Saturday to travel to Monaco, where his three-year contract will be officialised”.The report added: “He will be unveiled to the media on Monday.”After Belgium beat the Swiss 2-1, Martinez said he was unaware of the reports that Henry was about to leave his role as assistant coach with the national team.“Thierry Henry’s leaving? You must be better informed than me. I can’t confirm this news but we all know he will leave us one day,” said Martinez.“Whether it’s Saturday, a week or six months away, we are prepared for it. Thierry has brought all his experience and when he leaves, he will have all our support.“Thierry has the potential to become a great coach, which he will certainly quickly become.”Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku struck twice as Belgium maintained their strong start to the Nations League with a battling win over Switzerland.When Lukaku found the net with an angled drive on 58 minutes, it looked like Martinez’s men would be giving Thierry Henry a winning send-off in his final match.The World Cup semi-finalists took their eye off the ball on 76 minutes, and the King Baudoin Stadium was stunned when Mario Gavranovic poked the ball past Thibaut Courtois from close range in after the Real Madrid ‘keeper had been drawn by Nico Elvedi heading Xherdan Shaqiri’s floated cross back into play.But in a busy final period that saw the hosts turn the throttle Lukaku had his second six minutes from time.Belgium’s second win of the fledgling tournament keeps them flying high in League A Group 2 following an opening 3-0 win in Iceland.Fresh from their own 6-0 win over Iceland, Switzerland gave Belgium a run for their money in a fairly balanced opening half in which the hosts mainly flattered to deceive.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

AMERICAN WOMAN PLEADS WITH COUNCIL TO OPEN BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR ORLANDO MASSACRE

first_imgSheila Clancy-O’Donnell with husband Martin.A well-known American woman, living in Letterkenny, has pleaded with the council to open a book of condolences for the Orlando shooting victims.Ms Sheila Clancy-O’Donnell has said she will even buy the book herself and post it to the relevant authorities in the US.“I will buy the book myself and mail the book to Orlando’s City Hall personally, although I would hope one of the town councillors or politicians has already gotten this wheel in motion. “Being an American living in Ireland, and as Letterkenny is twinned with a US city, this would be a massive gesture from our pocket of the world.“It also proves to our children that kindness will prevail,” she said.The businesswoman, who lives in Tullygay on the outskirts of the Cathedral Town, also suggested the town hold a vigil of the 49 victims killed in the massacre.AMERICAN WOMAN PLEADS WITH COUNCIL TO OPEN BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR ORLANDO MASSACRE was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking news: Doctor found not guilty of manslaughter of her daughter

first_imgA doctor and mother has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her daughter with special needs.The case of Bernadette Scully, from Emvale, Bachelor’s Walk, Tullamore, Co Offaly, caught the attention of the Irish public. She denied the manslaughter of her daughter, Emily Barut (11), by an act of gross negligence on September 15, 2012, involving the administration of a toxic dosage of chloral hydrate, a sedative.Emily was born with severe disabilities, with microcephaly, severe epilepsy and she was unable to speak, sit or stand unaided.Experts told the trial that she had the mental capacity of a six-month-old.She had been in pain for the last eight days of her life, following a medical procedure to replace a feeding peg in her stomach.The trial heard that the level of chloral hydrate found in her system was 10 times the therapeutic amount.The jury returned their verdict shortly after 11am this morning.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy completed his charge to them this week with an extensive summary of the evidence given by witnesses over the two-week trial.He told the jury they can “accept some parts of witnesses’ statements and not other parts”.Breaking news: Doctor found not guilty of manslaughter of her daughter was last modified: December 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Olympic sensation Sinead Jennings wins Donegal half Marathon

first_imgATHLETICS: Sinead Jennings is an incredible athlete, less than ten days after she participated in the Lightweight Women’s double sculls Olympic final in Rio – she has now won the women’s Donegal half-marathon. Jennings, 39, reached the Olympic Final in Rio after some incredible performances along with her partner Claire Lambe.In the final, they were unable to make a real impact, and finished sixth in the final. She returned back to Donegal earlier this week and was given a fantastic homecoming in Letterkenny.The mother-of-three, who now resides in Limerick where she works as a doctor participated in the Donegal Women’s half-marathon this morning.She was the first athlete home, winning the half-marathon in a time of 1:23:40. However, her sister Catriona also showed how incredible of an athlete she is – when she won the women’s marathon in a sensational time of 2:53:14.There must be something in the water in Hawthorn Heights.What a fantastic achievement for these two talented siblings.  Olympic sensation Sinead Jennings wins Donegal half Marathon was last modified: August 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsdonegalMarathonnewssinead jenningsSportlast_img read more

SINN FÉIN LEAD TRIBUTES ON DEATH OF VETERAN REPUBLICAN ANTHONY O’MALLEY DALY

first_imgSinn Féin elected representatives, Bundoran Town Councillor Michael Mc Mahon and TD for Donegal South West, Deputy Pearse Doherty have expressed their sadness at the passing of party colleague and prominent republican Anthony O’Malley Daly this morning. Speaking today Cllr Michael McMahon said: “I would like to pay tribute to Anthony O’Malley Daly, a prominent local republican and former Sinn Féin Town Commissioner for Ballyshannon.“Anthony was a proud Sinn Féin representative and his period in office as a Town Commissioner spanned the decades of the 70s, 80s and early 90s during the worst years of the conflict in the North. During this period, Anthony held the distinguished title of Chairman of the Town Commission twice for the period of 1984-85 and 1987-88. “In later life, Anthony suffered with Parkinson’s disease and showed indefatigable spirit and courage in battling with his illness. In 2007 he was named Ballyshannon Person of the Year and in 2010 he was named the Rehab Donegal Person of the year.“Anthony was an irrepressible character and a huge asset to the republican movement in the area. His passing today will touch the hearts of many in his native Ballyshannon and beyond.“I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to his wife Mary, children Darragh, Patrick, Orla and Sarah, his grandchildren, great grandchild and his many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Anthony O’Malley Daly today. “A keen fisherman, journalist, local political figure, dedicated republican and family man, Anthony packed so much into a remarkable life. I will always remember him as a man who showed great strength of character and a true dedication in serving his local community.“I would like to extend sincere sympathies and solidarity on behalf of Sinn Féin in Donegal to Anthony’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with you today in your grief. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam.”   SINN FÉIN LEAD TRIBUTES ON DEATH OF VETERAN REPUBLICAN ANTHONY O’MALLEY DALY was last modified: November 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SINN FÉIN LEAD TRIBUTES ON DEATH OF VETERAN REPUBLICAN ANTHONY O’MALLEY DALYlast_img read more